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  • 61.
    If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.
    (Jackie Mason (b. 1931), U.S. comic. Independent (London, September 20, 1990).)
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  • 62.
    The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
    (Denis Diderot (1713-1784), French philosopher. repr. In Selected Writings, ed. Lester G. Crocker (c. 1966). Elements of Physiology, "Death," (written 1774-1780, published 1875).)
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  • 63.
    A whisper ran along the edge of the dawn.
    (Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Tell My Horse, ch. 5, J.P. Lippincott (1938).)
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  • 64.
    General statements omit what we really want to know. Example: "Some horses run faster than others."
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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  • 65.
    Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.
    (Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist,philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 11, sc. 1, Gallimard (1951).)
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  • 66.
    When a man leaves his mistress, he runs the risk of being betrayed two or three times daily.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. The Red and the Black, ch. XII, Levavasseur (1831), trans C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, 1943.)
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  • 67.
    Man is a jelly which quivers so much as to run about.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 129, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
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  • 68.
    Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 223 (1951).)
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  • 69.
    It is said that some Western steamers can run on a heavy dew, whence we can imagine what a canoe may do.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 272, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 70.
    The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run up hill, to twist a rope of sand.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Compensation," Essays, First Series (1841).)
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